In August, news hit that Ridley Scott would be filming a sequel to his 2012 sci-fi horror Alien spin-off Prometheus. To be titled Alien: Paradise Lost, the film also pushed back production of Neill Blomkamp’s proposed Alien movie, Alien 5. Recently, Neill Blomkamp took to Twitter to explain that his film will be in a holding pattern until completion of Alien: Paradise Lost.
alien is kinda holding/ pending prometheus 2. So I shall be working on other things… as much as I love the xeno- and Lt ripley
— Иeill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) October 30, 2015
Blomkamp posted an image of a pulse rifle earlier in the month, which of course made fans expectant. Now, Ridley Scott is looking at multiple Prometheus sequels, which could be the end of Blomkamp’s Alien 5 as he moves onto other projects.
Scott initially said production for Alien: Paradise Lost would start in early 2016, but Deadline has reported that it has been delayed until the second half of the year. It will be quite a while until Blomkamp has the space to his film.
Blomkamp’s most recent film, Chappie, was a disappointment both critically and commercially. The sci-fi thriller earned $102.1 million globally, with a budget of $49 million.